The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in review

 This year I finished 4 Hats.  (actually 5 I finished one day before yesterday for Mikes birthday but have no Picture yet)

One pair of Mittens.
 Five fairly large Shawls.

Three sweaters.

 And eight pair of socks.

Follow the Leader

Last year the yarn harlot started a self-imposed sock club, which I thought was a good idea.  So 2 days ago I picked out 12 lots of sock yarn and 12 patterns that I wanted to use.  Then yesterday I paired them up and placed them into lunch bags, folded and taped the tops, and placed them on a shelf of the storage cabinet.

Then I went back to work on the Kauni Damask which is now 4.5 inches up the armhole and looks just the same as the last time I took a picture. It is getting there and I like it a lot.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Woolly Board

 Here is the Woolly Board set up.

Monday, December 27, 2010

And Then there was me.

 Carl almost finished a Wooly Board that goes from 20 inches around with a 2inch armhole, up to 120 inches with a 16 inch armhole depth.  I can block any size sweater. the lighter area is where he still needs to finish the stain, and the whole thing needs varnish.  He ran out of the trim that goes around the edge of the base. So tomorrow when he goes into town, he will get the trim and finish it up.
 Anna gave me a gift certificate for Amazon, for books for the Kindle.
 Christopher gave me Kindle books too.

Aren't the homemade cards cute. they have the Claim codes glued inside.
 Sierra has been taking sewing in school and made a Quillow (a lap quilt which folds up and tucks into a pocket to make a pillow).  She used two shades of green cotton that matches 2 for my nightgowns (the material came off of 2 bolts of cloth that I had in stash) so I can put on my nightgown and sit knitting with the quillow over me to keep warm.  She also gave me earrings.
 All in all a very good Christmas.

Christmas Past

 These are the knitted gifts that I gave this year. 

A Shawl for Anna, Christopher's girlfriend, The Alpaca Merino handspun and the MMario MMystery 2.

Being modeled by Sierra.

 Chase's hat, the Gansey Gayle hat. He cannot let me take a picture without making some kind of face.  Oh well...
 Chase's socks. He got more knitted gifts because, all he got bought from his dad and I is a professional grade torque wrench which while very expensive, (and really appreciated) made just one package under the tree.
 Chase's Gansey Gayle mittens the last line on the shirt is: "but I'm really fun!"
 DJ's Hat.  (Megan's oldest son)
 Mark's hat (Megan's youngest son)
 Megan's Shawl:  silk yarn Goddess Knits Flowing River Shawl, knitted as a mystery knit.

Mike's socks, which he appreciated but he wanted to know where his hat was.  His birthday is Feb 10.  Guess what his birthday present is.

Caleb's hat.  Caleb is Chaun's son.

The last gift is Rayne's Cat sweater, which was just what she wanted.